Suburban Adventure Racing 
Scout Adventure Racing


Event 10 - Blackburn Lake

And then the Heavens Opened

In spite of the weather and the impending holiday season, around 100 people turned up to take part in this evening's event. It was great to see David Ashburner and Len again - David has just returned from a trip to Malaysia and brought Len along for a jog too.

We had put the controls out earlier in the day - anticipating that we might have very hot conditions for the event this evening. It was still pleasant as we set up around 5:30 pm and as people started to arrive around 6pm, the clouds began to gather. We took precautions against rain by moving the tags under nearby trees and waited while a couple of brief rain showers passed over - then it all seemed OK.

The Melbourne Rain Radar suggested that the bad weather had passed us and was headed towards the Dandenongs, but just after 7:00 pm, there were a number of lightning strikes within a few kilometres of us and we decided to close-down. At 7:15 pm, we had most of the gear under cover and there was an incredible noise approaching from the East. "I think it's a train..." said Merv, standing next to me.

Not a train! What we were hearing was an incredibly strong hailstorm pounding on the roofs of nearby houses - the noise was deafening. Fortunately, most of the folks that were still out on the course were near some form of shelter and hunkered down there for 5-10 minutes (note that to be as fair as possible - we have not penalised anyone for being late back this evening). One or two people suffered direct hits from large hailstones resulting in instant bruising and swelling on the impacted part - we hope nobody was injured worse than this and that the cars parked nearby were protected by the cover of the large pine trees in that area.

Check out a video of the hailstorm taken at our event.

As a result of the weather, we didn't take many photos this evening ...

Our New Website

We've been meaning to redesign the website for several years and decided to invest in new technology to make the job easier - well, we lashed out and spent $49 on a web-building package and we've used this to build a first cut of our new site. We'll deploy this at http://suburbanadventure.com.au/ in a week or two, but would appreciate it if you have time to poke around and see if you can spot any errors or suggest stuff that might be missing.

There is still a lot more to do - in addition to supporting our series, we want to provide local youth groups and families with access to high quality maps, instructions on how to use them and a number of simple games that these folks can use to give their kids a chance to practise.

The current version of the site is at http://suburbanadventure.com.au/Sites/SAR02/

All feedback welcome...

 

Picture Gallery

Emily and Suzanne Kim and son Braeden Rosalie and Shirley
The tables offered some protection against hailstones Luka was certainly dressed appropriately! They were huge!

 

Results

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 Tag  Surname  FirstName  Club 2 3 4 5  Points  Penalty  Final Score  Start Time  Finish Time  Elapsed
                           
  ADULT RUNNERS                      
2159 RYAN SIMON   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:14:40 18:43:54 00:29:14
532 IKIN ALEX   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:45:24 19:21:42 00:36:18
200 ANDREWS GREG   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:18:13 18:55:00 00:36:47
1031 COATES RICHARD   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:09:34 18:46:31 00:36:57
2095 HOPPER DAVIN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:53:36 19:30:53 00:37:17
240 HUNTER ANDREW VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:32:38 19:12:25 00:39:47
264 BAILES RICK   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:11:38 18:51:29 00:39:51
272 ASHBURNER DAVID   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:00:12 19:40:20 00:40:08
225 BOGEMANN SHANE SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:08:32 18:50:57 00:42:25
228 TREASE MERV BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:06:25 18:51:23 00:44:58
2062 BRIGHT LES   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:39:20 19:26:09 00:46:49
2195 SALMON CLAIRE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:27:57 19:15:09 00:47:12
2089 DODDS JACK   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:27:54 19:15:10 00:47:16
2194 SALMON EMILY   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:27:54 19:15:10 00:47:16
2084 YEAMAN BEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:27:53 19:15:15 00:47:22
2116 PALMER SHIRLEY   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:25:15 19:13:42 00:48:27
2100 CLARKE MIKE   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:49:25 19:38:45 00:49:20
220 STIRLING LAURIS NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:16:14 19:08:42 00:52:28
234 BUSHBY MEGAN VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:33:18 19:26:14 00:52:56
226 DAVIDSON ERIC BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:09:09 19:02:19 00:53:10
244 WALLIS GRAHAM BK 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:03:53 18:59:41 00:55:48
222 HENLEY BILL SCOUT 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:03:02 18:59:37 00:56:35
251 SAUNDERS REG DR 4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:23:17 19:15:12 00:51:55
250 ENTER MARY BK 5 4 5 5 67 0 67 18:14:10 19:07:38 00:53:28
1148 DYMOWSKI ALICIA   5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:41:31 19:23:31 00:42:00
2105 SCUTERI BEN   5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:39:21 19:31:52 00:52:31
1093 ARMANAS MAGGIE   5 5 5 4 65 0 65 18:39:14 19:31:48 00:52:34
253 DENT KATHERINE YV 3 4 5 5 63 0 63 18:29:51 19:13:07 00:43:16
2074 BRIGHT ALISON   4 4 4 5 61 0 61 18:39:39 19:34:34 00:54:55
1091 CHEN PETER VRA 2 4 3 5 53 0 53 18:37:56 19:39:37 01:01:41
1030 COATES JANINE   3 3 4 4 51 0 51 18:03:43 18:46:30 00:42:47
2117 PALMER ROSALIE   1 4 3 5 51 0 51 18:25:15 19:24:55 00:59:40
1001 ROBINSON KAREN VRA 4 3 5 2 47 0 47 18:31:06 19:22:37 00:51:31
218 BIRD TONY DR 5 3 3 3 46 0 46 18:40:22 19:27:19 00:46:57
248 PIKE DENISE DR 5 1 3 3 40 0 40 18:34:54 19:23:35 00:48:41
247 GROVER PETER DR 4 3 3 2 39 0 39 18:37:27 19:18:37 00:41:10
216 TEMPLETON EWEN AR 0 3 2 3 32 0 32 18:29:05 19:07:41 00:38:36
530 ARMSTRONG REBECCA   1 4 0 3 29 0 29 18:45:22 19:26:33 00:41:11
531 TURNER KIRSTY   1 4 0 3 29 0 29 18:45:18 19:26:43 00:41:25
229 PANTER DARIAN AR 0 3 0 3 24 0 24 18:57:26 19:15:46 00:18:20
213 LO PRESTI MONICA   1 3 1 1 20 0 20 18:57:18 19:25:18 00:28:00
2135 PUMPA BRENDAN   0 1 1 0 7 0 7 18:39:26 18:54:47 00:15:21
288 WILSON CAMERON   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18:10:37 18:10:41 00:00:04
                           
  ADULT WALKERS                      
267 STILLWELL DAVE NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 19:04:52 20:01:18 00:56:26
242 STILLWELL MICHAEL VRA 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:32:21 19:29:42 00:57:21
254 KEMPSTER PETER NE 5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:10:23 19:10:34 01:00:11
1142 WHITE DUNCAN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:11:22 19:15:07 01:03:45
238 MCGRAIL ANDREW   4 5 5 5 68 0 68 18:48:17 19:45:53 00:57:36
2103 KNIGHT KEN   4 4 5 5 65 0 65 18:30:26 19:35:26 01:05:00
2191 SALMON MALCOLM   4 3 5 5 62 0 62 18:29:13 19:26:47 00:57:34
801 WALKER FAST   4 3 5 5 62 0 62 18:29:17 19:26:53 00:57:36
2158 EDGAR KIM   3 4 4 5 59 0 59 18:21:38 19:13:00 00:51:22
2193 SALMON NARELLE   4 3 5 4 57 0 57 18:29:10 19:24:38 00:55:28
1015 MARTIN CLAIRE VRA 3 2 4 5 53 0 53 18:40:53 19:45:25 01:04:32
1041 CUMMINS AINSLIE VRA 3 2 4 5 53 0 53 18:40:51 19:45:31 01:04:40
203 HUBBERT MICHAEL RK 2 4 3 5 53 0 53 18:13:16 19:25:40 01:12:24
262 GREEN LYN YV 3 2 3 5 49 0 49 18:47:56 19:47:02 00:59:06
294 PROSSOR FIONA   0 2 4 5 47 0 47 18:11:41 19:03:13 00:51:32
295 MACLEISH ANNE   0 2 4 5 47 0 47 18:11:40 19:03:13 00:51:33
800 NEILSON MURIEL   1 4 2 5 47 0 47 18:12:55 19:06:22 00:53:27
239 MCGRAIL LISA   1 4 2 5 47 0 47 18:48:48 19:45:28 00:56:40
261 GREEN DEREK YV 3 2 3 4 44 0 44 18:47:56 19:47:02 00:59:06
2087 DODDS SUZANNE   0 3 2 5 42 0 42 18:22:59 19:12:28 00:49:29
2196 DE SILVA CHANNA   0 3 2 5 42 0 42 18:53:00 19:48:54 00:55:54
1028 MASON MICHELLE   3 2 3 3 39 0 39 18:26:09 19:15:30 00:49:21
2047 BALCHAN CHRISSY   3 2 3 3 39 0 39 18:26:09 19:15:30 00:49:21
1094 TREASE BEV VRA 0 2 2 5 39 0 39 18:04:35 18:54:38 00:50:03
2197 PERERA NISH   0 3 2 4 37 0 37 18:52:59 19:48:56 00:55:57
206 MILLER ALLAN DR 1 3 1 4 35 0 35 18:07:22 18:47:55 00:40:33
1100 ANKER KEITH VRA 1 1 3 3 32 0 32 19:06:56 19:57:10 00:50:14
233 GURMAN SUE DR 0 1 1 4 27 0 27 18:41:44 19:18:01 00:36:17
202 GURMAN STAN DR 0 1 1 4 27 0 27 18:40:32 19:17:48 00:37:16
221 BROKNER PIERRE AR 0 3 0 3 24 0 24 18:57:21 19:15:48 00:18:27
285 PANTER TANYA   0 3 0 3 24 0 24 18:57:22 19:15:55 00:18:33
2146 SIU KAFAY   0 3 0 3 24 0 24 18:52:53 19:14:30 00:21:37
1007 CLARKE KAREN NE 0 3 0 3 24 0 24 18:48:34 19:34:13 00:45:39
2134 PUMPA MARION   0 1 1 0 7 0 7 18:39:29 18:54:47 00:15:18
273 ASHBURNER LEN   0 1 1 0 7 0 7 19:00:23 19:17:42 00:17:19
212 HUDSON SCHON NE 0 1 0 0 3 0 3 18:25:01 18:36:56 00:11:55
                           
  CUBS                        
2150 SIU JOSH   0 3 0 3 24 0 24 18:51:51 19:13:23 00:21:32
323 COATES HARRISON   3 3 4 4 51 0 51 18:03:44 18:47:10 00:43:26
                           
  JUNIORS                        
2082 EDGAR BRAEDEN   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:23:25 19:10:17 00:46:52
1142 WHITE CAMERON   5 5 5 5 70 0 70 18:11:22 19:15:07 01:03:45
1002 ROBINSON HANNAH VRA 4 3 5 2 47 0 47 18:31:16 19:22:39 00:51:23
2088 DODDS EMILY   0 3 2 5 42 0 42 18:23:02 19:12:23 00:49:21
301 HALBERT LUKA   3 1 3 3 36 0 36 18:28:24 19:28:19 00:59:55
401 TURNER STELLA   1 4 0 3 29 0 29 18:45:11 19:26:25 00:41:14
400 ARMSTRONG SOPHIE   1 4 0 3 29 0 29 18:45:22 19:26:41 00:41:19
302 EDWARDS ADRIAN   3 1 2 2 27 0 27 18:47:43 19:30:37 00:42:54
303 EDWARDS PATRICK   3 1 2 2 27 0 27 18:47:43 19:31:19 00:43:36
315 CLARKE JOSIE   0 3 0 3 24 0 24 18:48:37 19:34:10 00:45:33
312 MCGRAIL BETHANY   0 1 0 0 3 0 3 18:46:02 19:46:05 01:00:03
                           
  SCOUTS                        
313 MCGRAIL EVAN   0 3 0 3 24 0 24 18:51:53 19:13:35 00:21:42
2183 PUMPA SAM   0 1 1 0 7 0 7 18:39:26 18:54:45 00:15:19
2148 SIU RYAN   0 1 0 0 3 0 3 18:51:53 19:05:46 00:13:53

 

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